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Men's Track & Field to Compete at Capital Saturday

Men's Track & Field to Compete at Capital Saturday


WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's track and field team continues its indoor season at the Jessica Starks Invitational hosted by Capital University on Saturday.

The Teams: Wilmington will be joined by host Capital University as well as a plethora of other NCAA Division III institutions Marietta College, Muskingum University, Mount St. Joseph University, Union College and Franciscan University. 

The Coach: Ron Combs enters his 18th season as the head coach of Wilmington's men's and women's track and field teams. Combs has been named Coach of the Year, twice by the Heartland Athletic Conference, and once by the OAC. In 2002, he led the men's indoor team to a sixth-place finish at NCAA DIII Championships.

Who to Watch: Fresh off a fourth-place finish as a team at the Marietta Invitational last weekend, Joe Shuga earned two top-four spots in both the weight throw (46' 8 ¼") and the shot put (42' 8"). Andrew Pacifico, who joined Shuga in making Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) qualifying marks, took fourth in the weight throw (42' 0"). In track events, the Fightin' Quakers' 4-x-400-meter relay squad of Adam Knaub, Elliot Phillimore, Taton Bertsch and Aaron Koch took home a third place finish with a time of 3:44.38.

Coverage: Live results of the meet will be available at the link above. Fans are also encouraged to follow @DubC_XCTR on Twitter for updates.

Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".

Up Next: Wilmington travels to Cedarville University for the Cedarville Invitational on Feb. 1.